Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Teachers call on health board for back to school policy
Multiple teachers from around the Pikes Peak Region urged the El Paso County Board of Health to consider the impact of returning to school from their perspective. During the public comments session of Wednesday's meeting, many teachers voiced concerns about the recent surge in cases of COVID-19.
CSPD seeks public's assistance in locating missing teen
The Colorado Springs Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing teen. According to CSPD, Jasiah Tenbrink was last seen Monday morning at Bott Park, located in the 900 block of South 26th street. CSPD was contacted Wednesday regarding Jasiah and has initiated a missing person/runaway report. Due to Jackson’s age, CSPD is seeking assistance in locating him.
Monsoon moisture in the mountains, scattered storms in the plains
Widespread showers and storms will be back in the mountains today, but some of that rain will be kicked out into the plains. There will be some energy late today that could bring rain to NE El Paso County later today as well as a series of showers and storms from Las Animas County up towards La Junta, and especially areas to the east this evening.
Ivanka Trump to speak at Rocky Mountain National Park, tour Colorado child care facility this week
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, will embark Thursday on a two-day trip to Colorado for a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Interior secretary and a tour of a child care facility with Sen. Cory Gardner and others. Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will tout the Great American Outdoors Act while at RMNP Thursday morning.
COVID-19 mitigation plan required in El Paso County
El Paso County, Colorado is on a list of 15 counties at risk for losing restriction variances if COVID-19 numbers do not improve. There is a timeline for improving numbers requiring the submission of a mitigation plan that is monitored by the Colorado Department of Public Health. There is a two-week period to create and implement the mitigation plan. There is then a review of progress.
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